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Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
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+7 812 234-45-11
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful and leisurely lunch at this restaurant on the Petrograd side, loving created in the style of a 19th century country estate. The food was varied and excellent. We enjoyed the white fish appetizer, the cold pickle and cabbage plate, the cold borscht, the chicken Kiev, and venison. The homemade liquors (like a schnapps) were amazing.

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Chekhov was really good and the drinks with vodka were awesome. Unfortunately we couldn't have dessert because the waitress didn't tell us that the kitchen was closing.

Thank Giordanagusmao
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience traditional atmosphere of Russian restaurants from back in the days and try authentic high quality healthy Russian cuisine, this is the place to visit! Fresh traditional Russian salads, local pickled mushrooms, farm raised duck, lamb and veal, the most tender Luce fish kotlets and traditional Russian alcoholic drinks (strong but one of the kind!) were... More 

Thank Elena S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited Chekhov for a dinner with a friend and we had a wonderful time. A small and cosy restaurant with a friendly and comfy atmosphere. The service is very friendly, polite and attentive. The food was lovely, Russian dishes, big choice, very tasty! Deserts were outstanding! Definitely will be back when in Saint Petersburg again and highly recommend to visit!... More 

Thank Dasha S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The place is very atmospheric, waitresses dressed in 19th century imperial russia maid costumes, the service efficient and not too much, live piano on fridays and saturdays and the best chicken kiev I have had. It is so good that over the years (we have been visiting for many years) I am always tempted to try sth else as main... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We followed our Lonely Planet guide visiting this restaurant as it was highly rated for Russian cuisine. I reserved by phone and were met by friendly staff traditionally dressed. My wife, daughter and I loved all our dishes and all fish was beautifully fresh. I loved my borscht and my chicken Kiev. There was a good wine selection and prices... More 

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Ahaus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nice old style interior. Great and very friendly service..,. Good value for money. Worth the taxi drive if you stay in the centre. Will surely be back when next time in St Petersburg. Thanks to the team for making it an enjoyable dinner

Thank mstreuf
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Looks like a simple version of Cafe Pushkin in Moscow. Place was full on Thursday evening (mainly tourists from the ferry). Menu looks very impressive and it was difficult to make a choice. However, I was slightly disappointed with the food as I have expected more. We ordered Olivier salad and Chicken Kiev. It took us an hour to get... More 

Thank Magus M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The staff was very friendly and accomodating and spoke great English. The food was very nice (although next time I think I won't get the tenderloin-it was nice but I should have gone for food you can only really get in Russia). The ambiance is nice and classy with classical music playing.

Thank Benjamin H
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Quiet little dacha-style restaurant tucked away outside the city center.  You'll need to understand Cyrillic to find the sign for this hidden gem, but the food is well worth the hunt. Beautiful 19th century decor, paired with classical music. English-speaking staff. House specialties: beef tenderloin with potatoes and mushroom cream sauce (not exactly stroganoff) and chicken kiev.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Petrogradsky
  • Neighborhood: Petrogradsky
  • Phone Number: +7 812 234-45-11
Traditional Russian meals and modern gastronomic trends in the interiors of aristocratic country-house of the late 19th century. Collection of homemade vodka and liqueurs. An extensive wine list, representing the main wine regions. Courteous staff, dressed in the costumes of the era. Live piano music. A separate room for 6-8 persons, which also presents the classic Board game.

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